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KQED Public Radio: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

88.5 FM San Francisco •  89.3 FM Sacramento

Schedule is subject to change. Please visit kqed.org/tv/schedules/daily for the most up-to-date info.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
  • 12:00 am
    All Things Considered MFAs and Diversity in Publishing For some young writers, getting an MFA degree from a prestigious writing program can be a shortcut to the inner sanctum of publishing. But traditionally, this has been a very white, very elite world, which many writers of color have found to be unwelcoming. Some are turning to a variety of writers' workshops that reflect the diversity they experience in their lives.
  • 1:00 am
  • 2:00 am
    City Arts & Lectures Alec Baldwin Alec Baldwin had planned to attend law school, when he auditioned for the New York University Undergraduate Drama Program on a dare. He was accepted, and in 1979 began what would become his professional training. In 1980, he was cast in the daytime TV series "The Doctors" on NBC and, subsequently, has worked in nearly every venue as a professional actor ever since. Baldwin has appeared in over 40 films, including "Beetlejuice," "Working Girl," "The Hunt for Red October," "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "The Departed" among many others. On television, Baldwin starred with Tina Fey on NBC's "30 Rock," winner of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Alec Baldwin appeared in conversation with Steven Winn on July 28, 2014.
  • 3:00 am
  • 5:00 am
    Morning Edition
    The California Report 5:50am, 6:50am & 8:50am

    KQED News 6am, 6:30am, 7am, 7:30am, 8am, 8:30am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 4:30pm


    Perspectives 6:06am, 7:35am & 11:30pm

  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
  • 9:00 am
    Forum Meal Ticket: Paying for a Reservation at SF Restaurants If you want a reservation at a high-end restaurant in San Francisco, you may have to pay to hold your spot. Some restaurants are adopting a new ticket system that requires patrons to pay for their reservation when they make it, reducing the risk of both no-shows and food waste. The pay-in-advance setup is already in use in Chicago and Los Angeles, where chefs had complained about losing up to $1,000 every night due to no-shows. We'll discuss the pros and cons of the system, and how it might change your fine dining experience.
  • 10:00 am
    Forum Invasive Species on the Rise California will gain a new invasive species every 60 days. According to the Center for Invasive Species Research at UC Riverside, some of these could lead to economic losses to the state of about $3 billion each year. We'll discuss the issues surrounding invasive species from Scotch broom to Asian carp and beyond.
  • 11:00 am
  • AFTERNOON
  • 12:00 pm
    The Takeaway Beyond Ferguson: America's Struggle for Racial Equality The program presents a special full hour on Ferguson, Missouri, and issues of race and justice in America. Two generations of black St. Louis residents join the show to reflect on what has and hasn't changed for blacks across the region in recent decades. Guests include Gregory Carr, Sr., instructor at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis; and Gregory Carr, Jr., his 13-year-old son.
  • 1:00 pm
    Fresh Air 'The Simpsons': An Appreciation All 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" will be broadcast in the longest single-series marathon in history, beginning Thursday. The show is the longest-running scripted entertainment series in TV history. TV critic David Bianculli shares an appreciation. And the show features interviews with "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and several cast members including Julie Kavner (the voice of Marge), Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart) and Hank Azaria (the voice of Moe, Apu, and Chief Wiggum).
  • 2:00 pm
    World The Provenance of Orchids Remember when orchids were foreign and exotic? Now you can get them at a mini-mart. But they're still international. The genetics are done in Taiwan, the plants cloned in Germany and the growing technology is Dutch.
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
    Marketplace Linda Perry on the Changing Music Industry Singer, songwriter and music producer Linda Perry talks about the changing business of the music industry.
  • 4:30 pm
    All Things Considered
    KQED News 4:30pm, 5:04pm, 5:30pm, 6:04pm & 7:04pm


  • EVENING
  • 6:30 pm
    Marketplace Linda Perry on the Changing Music Industry Singer, songwriter and music producer Linda Perry talks about the changing business of the music industry.
  • 7:00 pm
    Fresh Air The Simpsons': An Appreciation All 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" will be broadcast in the longest single-series marathon in history, beginning Thursday. The show is the longest-running scripted entertainment series in TV history. TV critic David Bianculli shares an appreciation. And the show features interviews with "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening and several cast members including Julie Kavner (the voice of Marge), Nancy Cartwright (the voice of Bart) and Hank Azaria (the voice of Moe, Apu, and Chief Wiggum).
  • 8:00 pm
    Radio Specials Computer History Museum Presents Akamai Co-Founder and CEO Tom Leighton -- Akamai's beginnings lie in a challenge posed by World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee at MIT in early 1995. Berners-Lee foresaw the congestion that is now very familiar to Internet users, and he challenged colleagues at MIT to invent a fundamentally new and better way to deliver Internet content. MIT professor Tom Leighton was intrigued by the challenge, and recognized that a solution could be found in applied mathematics and algorithms. The company launched commercial service in 1999 and announced that one of the world's most trafficked Web properties, Yahoo!, was a charter customer. Now, its customers include the top 30 media and entertainment companies, the top 60 e-commerce companies, all branches of the U.S. military and all major sports leagues. Akamai delivers between 15 to 30 percent of all Web traffic, and delivers over 2 trillion daily Internet interactions. Tom Leighton will discuss his distinguished career, and give listeners a peek under the hood at one of the world's leading Internet infrastructure companies.
  • 9:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • 11:00 pm
  • 12:00 am
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